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Mon Jul 7, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Tue May 31, 2011
David Cutler answered:
Find an agent that also has proven business skills (i.e. owns or has owned/managed a successful business that involves negotiaiting skills)! Many realtors are great at being personable and anyone these days can use the internet to find homes available on MLS with just a click. The real key to choosing a buyers agent should be their negotiaiting skills like you mentioned and like Lew mentioned their ability to help you with everything else along the process. So you're in the right direction by realizing the importance of that key quality of negotiaiting skills! You need someone business minded that knows how to substantiate your offer(s) and get the deal done at the best possible price for you. Also ask anyone you interview how they handle submitting offers substanitally lower than asking price and what other aspects of an offer they can make look strong to help offset any difference in price. If you're also looking at shortsale and bank-owned listings make sure your buyers agent is comfortable and knowledgable with these types of transactions. Make sure they are persistant and will follow up daily if necessary! Make sure they understand the importance of all the necessray forms some banks require (Ive seen deals fall apart or missed opportunities for buyers because their agent overlooked a form or missed a deadline! Let me know if you have any further questions. ... more
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Sun Oct 24, 2010
Joe Arnao answered:
Laurie,
If this property is truly of interest to your buyer and they want to confirm the electric, the next statement should be "put it in the offer". I would then have them hire an inspector to go through the home. This will remove the liability off of you, save you time, get the process moving forward and help your clients get what they want. ... more
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Fri Oct 15, 2010
Laurie Phillips answered:
Yes, I have heard good things about DBDB (who is actually out of Groveland) and if you're looking for highend/custom Premier Builders does beautiful work. Good luck!
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